Sony aims to harness the power of your eyes with a slew of new smartglasses

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Sony isn’t content with its own line of smartwatches and smartphones; it is also heavily invested in the smartglasses idea. During IFA in September 2014, Sony showed off a few new features for its SmartEyeGlasses developer kit, and the company later teased a modular lens attachment, as well as another wearable with a focus on sports to be demoed at CES 2015. Now Sony’s showing off all three.

Sony announced several new applications for its SmartEyeglasses prototype, alongside a new SmartEyeglasses Developer Edition. As far as looks and functionality go, the SmartEyeglasses that Sony’s showing off at CES are quite similar to those we saw at IFA. However, the company also has two other new wearable concepts that aim to harness the power of your eyes.

The new conceptual SmartEyeglass prototype called Attach! is a single lens display module that you can tack onto any pair of regular glasses. Sony’s idea is that if you’ve already got a pair of glasses, why not simply make a small module for them instead of making you buy a special, smart pair? Although you can’t actually buy one of the Attach lenses as a consumer yet, Sony has a kit for developers to create apps for the module. So far, apps seem to focus on sports and performance, but others may soon be in the works.

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Sony also showed off a new all-in-one headset called the Smart B-Trainer. This prototype is fully waterproof, and features a boatload of sensors that are specifically designed to help runners improve their performance. The Olympic athlete-ready Smart B-Trainer also comes with its own built-in memory, which can store voice coaching or music tracks for your workout.

Sony also showed off a new all-in-one headset called the Smart B-Trainer. This prototype is fully waterproof, and features a boatload of sensors that are specifically designed to help runners improve their performance. The Olympic athlete-ready Smart B-Trainer also comes with its own built-in memory, which can store voice coaching or music tracks for your workout.

Neither detailed specifications nor availability for any of the prototypes were mentioned in the press release, but we’ll be sure to update this post as we learn more about Sony’s latest forays into smart eyewear.

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